JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fiber-optic cables being installed in Miami are the start of a new network will run through Jacksonville, according to First Coast News' partner The Florida Times-Union.
The new system will bring higher speeds for Internet users, more capacity for data-hungry companies and a likely increase in high-tech jobs for the First Coast area.
Allied Fiber LLC has started the $40 million project, which will run cables from Miami to Atlanta, according to the T-U.
It's the first phase of a five-phase national project, with the 754-mile path retracing railroad routes, which the company uses because they connect cities, communities and locales.
Just like the railways brought new commerce through town, the new fiber-optic network will bring an enhanced high-tech haul to the area.
The network-neutral system can be used by telephone and wireless carriers, cable companies and other businesses.